OFFICER OF THE DAY Sign
Used at Avenger Field when the WASP were stationed there from the opening to the closing. It was taken home by Francie Meisner Dec. 7, 1944, after graduation of the last class 44-w-10. Donated by Francie Park at first reunion in Sweetwater 1972.
Seat Pack Pillow
Used by WASP who were petite and needed a little help to reach pedals and see out the plane cockpits. Donated by Lydia Dunham Keefe 43-W-4.
Ray Ban Aviator Glasses and Case
The glasses were worn by LaBecca (Becky) Wills while working as a control tower operator during the WASP program. Given to her by Bill Moore. Ray Ban Aviator glasses were also commonly worn by the WASP during World War II.
Meriem Roby Anderson 44-W-4. Shadow box honors her memory and briefly tells her WASP story. The shadow box includes WASP wings, dog tags, pilot license, medals patches, pins and other memorabilia. Donated by the Roby Anderson Family.
This powerful exhibit, portrayed through rare photographs, showcases WASP life at Avenger field, the impact WWII had on their daily lives, and their experiences in Sweetwater from 1943 - 1944. This beautiful depiction of the WASP story has been showcased in The Bullock Texas State History Museum, The Texas State Capitol Building, and the San Antonio International Airport. Additionally, it has traveled to seven states and been shown in 18 different venues.
The Museum’s mission is to go beyond its walls and tell this compelling story with timeless relevance for each generation in all 50 states.
For further information on how you can bring WASP: The Untold Story to your area, please contact Ann Haub at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 325-235-0099.